Tag: inspiration

Want To REALLY Get To Know Yourself? Live Alone

girl and dog

Living alone is so liberating. Your home, your rules, your decor, your food… you get the point. If you wanna clean the house naked, blasting music you can. Or if you don’t wanna clean you don’t have to.

I lived by myself for a little over 6 years and I learned A LOT during that time. Not just typical things like how to cook or how plastic grocery bags are perfectly good trash bags. I learned a lot about myself and what I wanted out of life.

When you spend so much time by yourself, you have no choice but to get to know yourself. You spend your free time doing exactly what you want to do when you want to do it. You find many more hobbies and interests that you didn’t know you had. And most importantly, you get comfortable doing all those things by yourself.

I truly feel that once you’re comfortable being by yourself and doing everything by yourself, for yourself, you’re so much more comfortable and confident in any situation, whether it be your career or relationships.

My boyfriend and I have been living together for almost a year now and I absolutely love having him to come home to and spend time with. Our “cohabiting” relationship has been successful so far and I attribute it to the fact that he and I both lived alone before we moved in together. Not saying anything negative would happen to our relationship, but we both know if it did, and we had to be back on our own, we would be fine. I know I can easily take care of myself and he can do the same… and that’s what makes our relationship that much better. We WANT to be together, but we don’t need to. I think that is especially important as a woman.

So want to find out who you REALLY are? Just live alone for a while. I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you find out.

11 Fierce & Inspiring Vloggers

Collage of female youtubers

I don’t know about you, but one of my guilty pleasures is watching vlogs on Youtube. Now that it’s December, it’s the wonderful time of year in which vloggers post new vlogs every single day until Christmas… Yep, it’s Vlogmas.

vlog (noun)

A blog in which the postings are primarily in video form.

My favorite vloggers to watch are ones who make me want to get up off my ass and be productive. I decided to compile a list of some of my favorites so you can check them out too! They are:

 

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Kathryn Ann

Kathryn started out doing makeup and hair tutorials(which are still on her channel, btw), but she’s switched over to vlogging her daily life and experiences with nursing school. She also does study tips and cooking videos.

 

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LipsticknCurls

You might recognize Jade(known on Youtube as LipsticknCurls) from back in the myspace days.. She and her twin sister Simone always had their pics stolen for catfish profiles. After taking a hiatus from social media for a little bit, Jade came back and is now more “social media famous” than ever. In addition to vlogging, she does beauty, hair, and girl talk/inspirational talk videos about whatever’s on her mind.

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BeautifulDreaa

Drea’s channel focuses on her to day to day life as a young adult. When I first started watching her she was adjusting to post-college life and a new relationship. Now her vlogs show her experiences being a wife and new mother.

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LaVitaDiMeg

Megan is the first vlogger I ever watched! She’s known for her extremely popular beauty channel under the name Megan Leigh(previously known as ciaoobelllaxo). LaVitaDiMeg is her vlog channel where she shows her day to day life and also talks about living with anxiety and depression.

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MarissaLace

If you need some positivity and self-love in your life, Marissa’s channel is a go-to! After going through a tough break up around this time last year, Marissa has been doing #YearOfYou.. encouraging her viewers and herself to focus on loving themselves and making themselves happy.  She also does some healthy eating and advice videos.

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Bianca Bee

Bianca Bee is someone I personally relate to A LOT. She’s a college grad trying to make it in the media industry. She’s a blogger and youtuber, and her channel and blog focus on the current projects she’s working on in her career.

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Kalyn Nicholson

Watch one or two of Kalyn’s videos and you’ll be out buying all new home decor for your apartment! Kalyn posts home decor hauls and tips, motivational advice videos(her most recent is called 4 Steps To Get Your Sh*t Together), and healthy eating videos. She definitely has her sh*t together.

 

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CarlyVlogs

Carly is a college grad and well-known for her fashion + lifestyle blog, carlycristman.com. She isn’t as active on her vlog channel as other youtubers…probably because she’s so busy with her career in the fashion industry and her blog. When she does vlog, it’s interesting to get a peak into her fast-paced life.

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Keesha Anderson

Keesha is one of those youtubers that you feel like you’re bff with after watching a few of her videos. She started out vlogging her life as a working college student, and now that she’s graduated, she does YouTube full time. She vlogs her everyday life and also does a few videos where she takes on serious topics she has experienced, such as coming out as a lesbian and domestic violence.

 

jayhunnyy

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Jenny started YouTube in high school doing comedy and dance videos. Now she does OTG(on the go) with Jenny Ho(Yes, that’s her last name), showing her life with friends, family, at work, and at school.

 

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Shameless Maya

What would happen if you shamelessly promoted yourself online for 365 days? This is exactly what Maya started doing back in 2012 while documenting it on YouTube. She now has 700,000+ subscribers and continues to post inspirational, techie, and fashion videos and vlogs about her life.

 

50 Life Goals

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You can’t get anywhere in life when you have no idea where you’re trying to go. I think about what I want to do with my life on a daily basis, because I feel that even my unrealistic goals can be attained as long as I’m making small steps toward them as frequently as possible.

Sooo here is my list of goals I want to accomplish in my lifetime, not that you care, BUT I encourage you to make a list of your own even if it’s just a mental list.. It really does help with staying on track.

 

Random Goals

  1. Attend The Grammy’s
  2. Purchase a Louis Vuitton bag
  3. Move to a new city/state
  4. Graduate with my Bachelor’s degree
  5. Buy a new car – Accomplished 5/3/16
  6. Buy my own home
  7. Buy a beach house
  8. Get one last tattoo
  9. Swim with dolphins
  10. Go parasailing
  11. Adopt another dog
  12. Get an out-of-state internship
  13. Read regularly
  14. Be involved in a social activism movement
  15. Blog regularly
  16. Purchase a white Baby Grand Piano
  17. Purchase a record player
  18. Attend The VMA’s
  19. Stay out of debt
  20. Go to a painting & wine/coffee class
  21. Do professional family portraits with my dog
  22. Donate to a women’s shelter

Career Goals

  1. Start my own entertainment media production company
  2. Host my own podcast
  3. Build a small studio in my home
  4. Do freelance voice-over work
  5. Do a TED Talk
  6. Start an organization that provides mentoring & tutoring for at-risk youth

Skill-Set Goals

  1. Learn to play piano well
  2. Take voice lessons
  3. Become proficient in HTML & CSS
  4. Learn to do photography
  5. Become fluent in Spanish

Travel Goals

  1. Visit Los Angeles
  2. Visit Las Vegas
  3. Visit Italy & eat pasta all day everyday
  4. Visit the Dominican Republic
  5. Visit Jamaica
  6. Visit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  7. See Lion King on Broadway again
  8. Take a cruise
  9. Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Lifestyle/Family Goals

  1. Pay for a vacation for my parents
  2. Visit my family & close friends regularly
  3. Have a happy marriage
  4. Work out at least 3 times a week
  5. Cook everyday – Sooo I don’t cook EVERYDAY, but I have leftovers of something I cooked everyday at least.
  6. Cut out fast food for at least a month
  7. Host a holiday dinner

 

I’ll add to this list and check things off when they happen.